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Where to Park at Findlay Market–Updated

As much fun as it is to feel the energy at a bustling public market, arriving to find your favorite parking spot taken can be stressful. Worse yet, if you have never been to Findlay Market, the traffic coming and going and looping in and out of the nearby parking lots can be daunting. Below…

Are There Food Tours in the Winter in Cincinnati?

We are often asked “Do you do tours year-round?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” While many tour companies around the country are “seasonal,” Cincinnati Food Tours operates all year long. Except for a few dates around the holidays, The Original Findlay Market Tour runs almost every Saturday at 3 pm. There’s no need to…

Food Tour Etiquette: How to Eat Like a Local in Cincinnati

If you have done any traveling, you know food etiquette varies throughout the world. Street food and sandwiches are common in many areas. But in other countries, the only acceptable way to eat is while seated at the table using proper silverware. Most of our food tours are casual because most of the locals are…

Visiting Cincinnati for the Weekend?

If you’re visiting Cincinnati for two nights, there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. Here are some recommendations for things to do during your stay. Explore Over-the-Rhine: This historic neighborhood is known for its charming streets, beautiful architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. Stroll along Vine Street and enjoy the many shops, restaurants,…

5 Ways To Get Around Downtown Cincinnati Without Your Car

Driving in a strange city can sometimes take all the fun out of traveling. Since Cincinnati’s urban core is very compact, it makes it easy to park at a hotel and never touch your car again until you are ready to leave town. Here are 5 convenient ways to navigate Downtown Cincinnati without a car:…

Don’t Sleep on Cincinnati

Every now and then, I need a wake up call. When I start to take something for granted, I need someone to snap me to attention. I’m not talking about gratitude for food, shelter, and clothing, but rather I need to simply appreciate that I live in Cincinnati, OH. In the last year, I have…

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday OUTSIDE!

After living through a pandemic for the last year and dealing with remote learning and Zoom meetings, Cincinnati moms and dads can’t wait to get the kids outside! Thankfully spring is on the horizon so getting out of the house without boots and three layers of clothes is finally a reality. But what about your…

Be Your Own Tour Guide at Findlay Market

We know this has happened to most travelers. You’re visiting a historic site or local attraction, and you’re ready to learn more. You’re intrigued enough to inquire about a guided tour, but you’re stopped in your tracks. Sold out. Or no tours available that day. You pick up a brochure and fumble your way around,…

A Taste of Italy in Over-the-Rhine

The Cincinnati neighborhood is known for its German heritage. But today it is known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in all of Cincinnati. Historic Findlay Market has become a melting pot of food and culture from around the world. And now, the streets of OTR are scattered with what seems like the United…

Play Hooky in Cincinnati

Revised July 24, 2020 For many of us, this year’s vacation was a dud. COVID-19 put the whammy on any plans that we had. Now with the end of summer already approaching and talk of the kids staying home AGAIN from school to learn remotely, it’s time to just forget about everything! Just sneak away…